Japan Crate is a monthly subscription box that helps you “experience the excitement of Japan every month through fun candy & snacks.” They have three subscription levels that start at $12 a month and offer 1, 3, 6, or 12-month plans that auto-renew at the end of the term. Japan Crate aims to send candy that is fun and exclusively available in Japan.
This is a review of the Premium box!
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The inside flap features a ranger using driving Santa’s slate. Also, the box is full to the brim!
This month’s theme is HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Included in the box is a booklet that lists the contents of the box, as well as some fun food and cultural info about Japan. There are 3 different subscription levels available: The Mini includes 5 items, the Original includes those items PLUS another 5 items, and the Premium includes those 10 items PLUS another 5 items.
Inside the booklet also is a chart of contents that lists all the snacks from three different box sizes. The tiers are cumulative, so our Premium Box has everything on the page!
Everything in my December 2018 box!
Tohato Corn Caramel. This caramel-flavored corn treat is a staple snack in Japan. It’s so light, airy, and crunchy!
Chocolate Christmas Umaibo. Umaibo is another staple snack in Japan. It’s a puffy corn snack and it has various flavors. The one we got in this month’s box is chocolate flavored. Its cylindrical shape makes it perfect for on-the-go snacking!
Princess’ Disappearing Treasure. This scrumptious cookie features a creamy blueberry and strawberry jam filling. From the name itself, this cookie disappeared in an instant because it was too good to ignore!
Chocolate Waffle. Spongy and nutritious! This delightful waffle snack is made from premium quality ingredients like fine eggs, flour, sugar, and rich chocolate. It’s crunchy outside and spongy soft in the inside
World Of Stars. Konpeito is multi-colored traditional Japanese sweets with a taste almost the same to rock candies. Kids love it!
Doutor Toast. This snack is so chocolate-y! It’s a cocoa flavored snack, lightly baked for crispiness and a satisfying taste.
Waku Waku Animal Soft Candy. We created our own colorful and soft candy using this DIY candy kit. Simply put the dough on the molder, make sure that the back and front part of the mold is filled. Close and lock the molder, put the lollipop stick in the middle, and then open. It was simple yet fun to do!
Christmas Fue Ramune Family Pack. These Japanese candies are shaped like Polo mints. It’s flavored with ramune, a traditional Japanese soft drink similar to lemonade. Each candy has a small hole in the center which enables you to whistle through it.
Cola Gum. This cola bubblegum has that citrus-intense flavor you expect in a typical Japanese cola candy. It’s so chewy and tasty!
Christmas Fugashi. Fugashi is a traditional Japanese snack. Made with gluten, it’s light and airy. What makes it really yummy is the luscious coat of brown sugar. The one in our box is a Christmas edition fugashi which comes in a cute Christmas packaging.
Potecopizza Christmas Edition. You can never really go wrong with pizza! This a bag of pizza-flavored potato rings is quite savory. Each piece is crunchy and flavorful. It goes well with soda or even beer.
Koala March. This koala-themed cookie snack is definitely one of the most famous biscuits in Japan. Each crunchy cookie has a luscious chocolate filling inside. The thing that makes these cookies so adorable is the cute koala picture printed on each piece.
Ootama Chocolate Bowl. The outside of these snack balls is made with rich, white chocolate. There’s a crunchy peanut inside, making it a totally tasty treat!
Cream Cake Chocolate & Milk. Perfect as a breakfast snack or as an afternoon pick-me-up, this cake is wrapped in a mixture of milk coffee and chocolate. It also has cream on the inside.
Dragon Ball Gum. It’s a bubble gum featuring Dragon Ball on the wrapper. The gum is soft, chewy, and really flavorful!
Roll Cake Strawberry Cream. This is not your ordinary roll cake, it features a crunchy biscuit with a strawberry-chocolate coating and a creamy strawberry filling inside. It’s best paired with a hot beverage for a filling snack!
Sumikko Gurashi Gum. This gummy kit comes with a sheet of cute decorative stickers that you can put on notebooks and gadgets, a soft chewy gum, and a mini-card. They all feature a variety of Sumikko Gurashi characters like Neko, Tonkatsu, and Nisetsumuri.
Jelly Sparkling Star Kirby White Grape Soda. Kirby, a cute little Nintendo hero, came to save the day! Jelly Sparking Soda is a carbonated drink available in 2 classic flavors: pink grapefruit and white grape. We got the latter, and it’s so refreshing.
This month’s Japan Crate definitely made a very HAPPY HOLIDAYS! All the snacks in this month’s box are delicious, and there’s a great variety of flavors too. As usual, the DIY candy kit is easy and fun to make. My kids enjoyed it a lot. As for our favorite snack from the bunch, it’s a tie between the Christmas fugashi and the cream cake. If you want to share the flavors of Japan with your friends or family, this premium box is definitely worth trying!
What item do you want to try from this month’s Japan Crate? Let me know in the comments!